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AIP Barbecued Chimichurri Pork Tenderloin

BBQ Pork Tenderloin

Past Featured Chef Kaylie Watson shares this scrumptious recipe for AIP Friendly BBQ Chimichurri Pork Tenderloin. This makes a savory choice for the grill whether it’s spring, summer or fall.

Pasture raised, heritage breed pork has a distinctly succulent flavor that is unlike anything else. It’s definitely not your grocery store variety pork. Give this a pork tenderloin recipe a try when you’ve got guests over or when you want a family meal with sizzle.

Recipe Author: Kaylie Watson |

US Wellness Meats Shopping List: Heritage Pork Tenderloin

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Rest: 10 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4 people

BBQ Pork Tenderloin

PHOTO CREDIT: BBQ Chimichurri Pork Tenderloin by Kaylie Watson |


  • 1 lb pork tenderloin
  • 1 cup of cilantro
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 shallot rough chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


  1. Place everything (except the pork) in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Do not over process the sauce.
  2. Pour the marinade into a large bowl or Ziplock bag, reserving a little for after it’s cooked. Add the pork tenderloin and marinate for at least one hour or up to overnight.
  3. Preheat the grill to 500 degrees.
  4. Allow the pork to come to room temperature by removing it from the refrigerator for 30 minutes..
  5. Remove any excess marinade and place onto the grill. Rotate every five minutes until all sides have grill marks and it is cooked through to your liking. The recommended internal temperature is between 145 and 160 followed by a 10 minutes rest.
  6. Top with reserved chimichurri sauce.

Meet The Chef

Kaylie Watson

After being diagnosed with Lyme Disease, Autoimmune and CIRS, Kaylie Watson started the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet as recommended by her doctor. She is always developing new AIP recipes that will encourage healing. She describes her cooking style as healing, real whole foods, and simple. She is passionate about helping others heal through food and a non-toxic lifestyle. See more of Kaylie’s recipes and lifestyle tips at Nourished Wellness.